David Hamilton , the photographer whose work inspired both outrage and praise, has died in France aged The photographer was found unresponsive by a neighbor who called the emergency, and according to the French police, the cause of death was suicide. In a career spanning over 40 years, he has released about a book a year, selling in the millions of copies worldwide. Due to the nature of his art, the artist was often the subject of controversy.
Death Amidst Controversy
David Hamilton 15 April — 25 November was a British photographer and film director best known for his photography of young women and girls, mostly in the nude. It was not created that way. In October , French presenter Flavie Flament accused him of raping her in , when she was 13 years old. In November , French magazine L'Obs published anonymous accounts from three other former models claiming to have been raped by Hamilton. Hamilton issued a statement threatening legal action against his accusers and affirmed that he did not do anything wrong. On 25 November , he was found dead in his Paris apartment by apparent suicide. Hamilton was born in and grew up in London.
British photographer David Hamilton , famous for his images of nude teenage girls, has died in his apartment in Paris on November 25th. According to the French police, the cause of death was suicide, after the year-old was found unresponsive by a neighbor who called emergency services. The artist lived much of his life in France and was often the subject of controversy due to the nature of his art. Just earlier this month, four of his former models accused him of rape during their collaboration, which he denied claiming he will sue them back. David Hamilton was an accomplished photographer who worked for high end fashion magazines including Elle and Vogue. However, his editorial work was much overshadowed by the pictures of early-teen girls, often nude, for which the artist encountered a number of child pornography allegations.
David Hamilton, the British photographer whose diaphanous images of prepubescent girls blurred the line between art and pornography, was found dead on Friday in his Paris apartment, one week after a former model accused him of raping her in when she was The police said that the cause appeared to be suicide but their investigation was continuing. Hamilton directed five erotic movies that largely centered on blossoming sexuality in flower-crowned girls. The nudity prompted a number of prosecutions against book buyers on charges of possession of child pornography, though in most cases the charges were dropped or the verdicts overturned.